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OxTEC: A report on anti-disinformation initiatives

Oxford Technology and Elections Commission (OxTEC) has released their first report, written and researched by BBC Monitoring’s specialist Disinformation Team. The report investigates fake news landscapes around the world and analyses a range of measures adopted by governments to combat disinformation. The analysis provides geopolitical ...

2019-08-22T11:44:43+01:00August 22nd, 2019|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Television: Mona Elswah speaks to Al Hurra and BBC about information warfare in the Arab world

Mona Elswah appeared on Al Hurra to discuss her research on Iranian computational propaganda campaigns: "In a few minutes, you can create fake grassroots support for a government or for an idea to influence the public opinion... We found that the most-used Arabic hashtags in ...

2019-08-21T14:14:03+01:00August 19th, 2019|In the News, Press, Radio & Television|

Junk News during the EU Parliamentary Elections

Access to accurate information about politics and electoral processes is critical to the health of democratic systems. With this in mind, this data memo examines the quality and quantity of political news and information that social media users were sharing across seven European languages (English, ...

2019-05-21T07:07:34+01:00May 21st, 2019|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

News and Information over Facebook and WhatsApp during the Indian Election Campaign

Social media platforms have become an important source of political news and information for voters in India’s national election. To evaluate the quality of sources and images being shared, we examine the patterns of content circulation on Facebook and WhatsApp with a large sample of ...

2019-05-13T11:13:05+01:00May 13th, 2019|Research, Working Papers & Data Memos|

Lisa-Maria Neudert provides expert commentary for Germany’s Digital Agenda Committee

Lisa-Maria Neudert was one of six invited experts who took part in a public debate on Wednesday, 10 April 2019 in German Parliament. Lisa-Maria Neudert vom Oxford Internet Institute berichtete, dass das Thema Desinformation zwar im politischen Mainstream Deutschlands angekommen sei, man sich aber immer noch in der Phase der ...

2019-04-29T11:28:48+01:00April 29th, 2019|Impact, Past Events, Presentations & Talks|

MSNBC: How Russian trolls weaponized social media

Bharath Ganesh and Mimie Liotsiou were featured on MSNBC to speak about Russian social media interference in American politics. A Russian troll farm in St Petersburg latched onto wedge issues in America—race, immigration, gun control—and spread disinformation around them online to sow discord in America. ...

2019-04-23T14:17:35+01:00April 23rd, 2019|Press, Radio & Television|

Television: Vidya Narayanan on NDTV discussing misinformation in India

Vidya Narayanan appeared on NDTV live to discuss Facebook's crackdown on misinformation in India in the lead-up to the 2019 elections. In Facebook's first major crackdown on misinformation, a total of 1,126 pages have been taken down. The Congress has had more sites taken down ...

2019-04-15T12:06:24+01:00April 15th, 2019|In the News, Press, Radio & Television|